Part Two - Bryon
Hi folks, my name is Bryon and I would like to take the opportunity to share with you some of our achievements during the NQ Countryside Skills and Ranger Training. During the course we have been mentored by the Nevis Land Partnership, John Muir Trust and the Woodland Trust, and spent out time exploring Glen Nevis and Loch Arkaig. Over the last five months we have discovered and explored areas either side on Ben Nevis, from this awesome style build (pictured above), at Allt a’ Mhuillinn, path building at Steall Ruins to Planting the first trees at Loch Arkaig since the 1960’s.
It was great to come to a new area to study and watch it grow through the spring. We spent a lot of time out in the Glen identifying trees and wild flowers and learning about our new surrounding. We even got the opportunity to contribute to conservation in Glen Nevis through activities including;
Heathland and Tree Monitoring, to monitor the browsing pressure form deer and sheep on the land.
Path building, ensuring that human footfall does not erode and braid the landscape.
Halo Thinning, at the old SNH enclosure, some branch cutting and Birch felling to allow room for the native Scots Pine Regeneration in the Glen.
It’s been a very fulfilling few months contributing to conservation of Glen Nevis. I hope you will enjoy our contributions.
Building a new Allt a’ Mhuillin Stile, path to North Face of Ben Nevis.